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Oct 27, 2012 9:30am EDT
increase in the number of chinese products coming into the united states since 1985. but now look at what we're sending over there. u.s. products in 1985 were about even with chinese, and now not nearly as much. it's far behind. what can a president do about that. they could put some kind of a trade barrier in place to stop the chinese imports, but if they did that, china would probably respond with trade barriers to u.s. products going there. they could say to the u.s. companies, you can't go over there and take advantage of the cheap labor. if that happens, the companies are at a greater disadvantage on the world market. you have to remember, china has been buying a lot of u.s. debt. if china stopped doing that, it could make it hard for the government to borrow money to keep operating. >> professor of economic policies at the university of california irvine, director of the documentary film "death by china." that was a fantastic analysis by tom foreman. and there are more dimensions to this trade situation. flat-out government subsidies of an industrial complex there, military com
Oct 20, 2012 9:30am EDT
t.estimates the united states is short some 80,000 to 100,000 highly skilled manufacturing workers. that's less than 1% of the nation's 11.5 million manufacturing workers. the study also concludes that corporate america bears the blame. employers won't pay more for the higher skills and experience they demand. quote, trying to hire highly skilled workers at rock bottom rates is not a skills gap. corporate america has spent 20 years rushing overseas for the cheapest labor they could find, and the current whining about not being able to find skilled labor rings hollow. look, the united states cannot compete if our workers cannot perform these jobs. we all agree on that, and our middle class cannot recover if americans are not hired for these jobs. here's what we need. better k-12 education with a better emphasis on science, math and engineering. we need programs that work and are targeted and efficient, not tangled in bureaucracy, and we need companies to invest. if you can't attract the best candidates, offer a higher wage. if you can't find the workers, then train them. last week four big
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